Monday, May 25, 2020

The Steve Brodner Challenge

The New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Steve Brodner challenged fellow cartoonists to draw Trump golfing on yesterday's New York Times front page memorializing COVID dead.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Jean-Loïc Belhomme (Belom) Exhibition

From the European Cartoon Center.

The European Cartoon Center, in Kruishoutem, Belgium, will exhibit the work of French cartoonist Jean-Loïc Belhomme (Belom) from May 31 until September 20.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

"Fish Wrapped: True Confessions from Newsrooms Past"

From Guernica Editions.

Cover illustration by Aislin

A collection of stories by Canadian newspaper reporters and editors who worked during the heyday of the newspaper business and before social media.

"Here are their eulogies to lives dedicated to the fish-wrap business, many of whom, to stretch a metaphor, ended up as obsolete and tossed aside as the fish wrap they churned out."

Fish Wrapped: True Confessions from Newsrooms Past
Guernica Editions
228 pages
ISBN13: 9781771834971
ISBN10: 1771834978
$25.00 Canada / US

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Gado's concern has shifted to the coronavirus

From The New York Times.

In a quiet office on the third floor of a building in Nairobi’s central business district, the cartoonist known by his pen name, Gado, was sketching a satire about the coronavirus.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Professional Heckler: The Life and Art of Duncan Macpherson

McGill-Queen's University Press will publish, on May 21, a candid biography of Duncan Macpherson, one of the most influential editorial cartoonists in recent Canadian history.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

2020 AAEC/ACC Zoom Convention

First row: Kelsey Maher, Guy Badeaux (Bado), Scott Burns, David Fitzsimmons, Andy Singer
Second row: Wes Tyrell, Derek Evernden, Alexandra Bowman, Graeme Mackay, Tim Snyder
Third rowRob Rogers, JP Trostle, Dennis Draughon, Sue Dewar, Terry Mosher (Aislin)
Fourth row: Mike Thompson, Joe Liccar, Pierre Skilling, Steve Greenberg, Cullum Rogers
Fifth row: Michael de Adder, Pedro X. Molina, Tim Campbell, Jeff Parker, Matt Wuerker.

This weekend was when American and Canadian editorial cartoonists were supposed to meet for their annual conventions in Ottawa. But last Friday night we had an AAEC / ACC Zoom Convention instead.

Only half of the 50 participants are shown in the above image. 
Were also present: Lalo Alcaraz, Jason ChatfieldDale CummingsEd Hall, Scott Johnston,  Kevin Kallaugher, Robert LafontaineSteve SackJen Sorensen ...

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Tom Gauld Interviewed on NPR

From National Public Radio.

Cartoonist and literary jokester Tom Gauld usually lampoons classic novels and the predicaments of the writing life.

But in his new book, Department of Mind-Blowing Theories — collecting comics from his ongoing column in New Scientist magazine — he turns his pen to the realm of science (and occasionally science fiction).